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Home Buying in Buckeye : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Nov 22, 2011
Jacqueline Iversen answered:
Wow I saw all kinds of bad info given back on this question.
It is a 2 car garage on an avg size lot of approx 63,500 sq ft. Homes on either side are of like quality and construction.
Please call direct for accurate info to Jacque 602-332-2263 or email azrealtor4you@yahoo.com
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Mon Nov 21, 2011
Vincent Esquer answered:
I can help you with information on properties in Buckeye. Let me know how I can help. Thanks.
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Mon Jun 6, 2011
Coinneach Fitzpatrick answered:
Shane, I'm referring to zombie debts - bills that have been long paid off, but unscrupulous collectors reopen them in the hope that the debtor won't remember (or be able to prove) having paid off, so they pay the bill again. Things like closed credit card accounts and similar. When one comes up on my report (I'm on a credit monitoring service), it shows as several years delinquent. The bureaus immediately delete them when I file a challenge, but FICO doesn't take that into account. The usual effect is a 100-point drop followed by a 50-point recovery - the bogus account is gone, but the fact that there was activity remains.

Isam, Wells is #2 on my OH HELL NO list right after BofA. I've known off too many people to be screwed by them.

David, I'll give you a call this afternoon.

Thanks for the replies, everyone.
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Mon Mar 21, 2011
scott farmer answered:
Buyers and investors alike want amenities and convenience. With gas prices on the rise buyers are looking closer in. I would advise the same thing. Who wants to rent where you have to drive 9 miles to get to a store?

Good luck,

Sandy
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Mon Feb 7, 2011
Gwen Mark answered:
There are a lot of choices in the Buckeye area. Please call me to discuss more specific criteria for your search, so that I can best serve you. Gwen Mark, Dominion Real Estate Partners, 623-734-5986 ... more
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Mon Dec 27, 2010
Dallas Texas answered:
You most likely would require city approval ALSO refer to deed restrictions .

Many area(s) which have deed restrictions MIGHT allow you attach a pole to your home usually these are close to front door . Have to be a certain size SAME as seasonal banners

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
972-699-9111
http://www.lynn911.com
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Sat Dec 18, 2010
Natasha Tomlinson answered:
Chuck,

You should investigate the availability and quality of the water to the property. For answers to this and other questions, please check out the link below. Should you have any other questions... ask away! Thanks and take care.


Natasha Tomlinson
Realtor
Citywide Real Estate
Direct: (480) 203-4364
NatashaTRealtor@gmail.com
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Sun Oct 31, 2010
Steve Baker answered:
Hi Mony,
looks like the HOA is $20 a month. Here is the link to view this home.
http://www.flexmls.com/link.html?rmskllk099t,12,1
If you would like competent representation on locating you the home that matches your criteria with your on up to date mls portal feed email me your phone number and I'll call you.
Pre-qualification also made easy if needed from a trusted Banker.
Buckeye has 100% financing OAC.
Wishing you the best with your home search.
Steve Baker
623-879-9244
yourdreamhomespecialist@msn.com
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Sun Oct 31, 2010
Kris Marie answered:
Absolutely, and a good Realtor should be able to help you with all that information. I work Festival and always have a copy of the HOA for people to review before they buy. If there are particular isssues that are very important to you in buying your home ( such as have many dogs can I have, can I rent my home out immediately, can I park my boat, Rv in my back yard) always discuss these items with your Realtor.
AZ neighborhoods are all very unique with each having their very own set of rules, buy in fees etc.


Kris Marie Realtor, GRI, SRES, CBR,CNE
Keller Williams Reaty
602-463-0083
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Sat Oct 30, 2010
Phyllis Borchardt answered:
HI
yes there is financing. Please give me a call or simply respond to this email and I will be pleased to share the contaact information. Thank you
Phyllis Borchardt
RE/Max Professionals
623 521 0790
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Sat Oct 30, 2010
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Tue Feb 23, 2010
None222 answered:
I lived in Westpark for three years. I can say that we never had serious flooding for those three years. The only concern when we lived there is that the entrance can get blocked during the more serious rains, but with the other entrance, everything would be fine. ... more
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Sun Jan 24, 2010
Notafanofbuckweet answered:
Jes, Our home Forclosed out in Buckeye in the Sundance community Don't do it, I worked in Phoenix and the commute was hell!!!! Even to nearby surprise etc.... Depending on where you are going to live, move closer towards AZ!!!! Leveen is nice and we should have purchased there. Please take my advice Buckeye is not worth it!!! ... more
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Tue Dec 22, 2009
Tony answered:
Ken I agree with Jeff's answer below, I can meet up with you since I live in Buckeye and look over your paper work. Please click on my name to get my info, I look forward to speaking with you!
Tony
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Fri Dec 18, 2009
Anna M Brocco answered:
Of course you can go back in and offer less--however, do enlist the help of a Realtor--you need to know what similar properties recently sold for in the immediate area in order to make an educated offer--couple that with the repairs--whether cosmetic or extensive. Keep in mind not all foreclosures are bargains and some do sell over list price. ... more
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Sat Dec 12, 2009
Chuck answered:
You have all given great answers. I'm not saying any of the agents on this board are crooked. I bought my FOE and am very happy.I have 2 other friends by FOE in phoenix and have more looking. I have read alot of storys on this board and heard my friends storys. In my state you make an offer and it is presented to seller. They accept or reject it or counter. My friends were told when they offered that they needed ot make last best offer for there were other offers. They both raised their offers. How dose the average joe know there were really other offers? same with the price offers? ... more
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Wed Nov 25, 2009
Team Real EstateSINY answered:
Karla's amswer is correct. Cash offer or financing has nothing to do with the timming of a short sale process. The bank has the right to take it's time to process all stages of the short sale . Please be patient it will come soon. On Your Team www.irenapopilevsky.com ... more
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Tue Nov 3, 2009
Ted Canto answered:
Buckaroo.. The program is widely misunderstood for many reasons. Prior to Sept 10th, the program required that the property be sold 10-15% below appraised value therefore making it a bit useless since no seller would accept to participate. That requirement made it very unattractive. Since then, they have changed the requirement to 1% below appraised value. However, I would agree that more REALTORS need to embrace the program as it is a great way to attract buyers and also help them obtain what I consider free cash. The culprit is mainly to blame on the program itself and lenders' inability to really know how to sell this product. There are few lenders left that understand bond programs, DPA's, etc.. The few are really busy and often times do not need to promote the program. However, I like to throw all the cards on the table and provide options for my clients.

As a direct lender and certified to offer the program, I will be glad to discuss it with you.
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Tue Sep 22, 2009
Kaliona answered:
The home was over priced to begin with -- appallingly cheap construction for a high price. Add to that the Westpark subdivision has an odor problem due to adjacent cow-pen dairy farms. We turned down a beautiful, inexpensivly priced home there for just that reason. Can't have good living quality if you have to wear a closepin on your nose 24/7.

In my opinion, the subdivision builders were hoping to sell all the homes before the new owners figured out that the place frequently stinks to high heaven.
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Tue Sep 22, 2009
Kaliona answered:
Hmmm... The "asking price" may be low, but the price banks are willing to deal at isn't. I'm assuming that you are talking about forclosure homes since forclosures are the ONLY homes the price seems to be going down on.

We purchased a forclosure home 6 months ago (for MORE than the asking price) in the Sundance community of Buckeye AZ and from what we can tell that was the absolute bottom of the market. Our home value has gone up 18% in value since then. So... I am really not sure that what you think is a lower market really is a lower market. Homes here are ALWAYS going for MORE than the asking price -- even the forclosures that are trashed inside.

Those trashed ones are the ones the investors are going after because they DO have the cash to fix them up for not much (realitively speaking) extra cash. Regular people usually DON'T have ready $$$ cash left after getting a mortgage to invest even more money to make the trashed homes decent. Additionally, those cash buyers who fix up the repo's.... they do the LEAST amount of fixing possible to put the home back on the market.... so beware of a "flipped" home. Might look ok, but more $$$ might be needed in order to make the house worth any price other than lowest of the low in case you might need to sell it again.

For reference, several repo homes on my block were purchases within the last year. ALL of us are putting in upwards of $20K cash (AFTER purchase) to fix them to a decent level of quallity.

The reason for this is that the Sundance homes were built to low standards to begin with (terribly energy inefficient = huge power bills). Add angry people evicted from their homes by greedy developers and banks. The result is a low quality home trashed for spite. THAT is what is offered at a "low" price in Buckeye. Well, and not just Buckeye. All over the Phoenix Metro area.

We chose Buckeye because of it being realitively FAR from the horrible Phoenix gang trash people. That is the trade off. You get decent safety here - but don't expect to make a real estate killing, even if the prices "seem" low. You can get those same low prices closer to Phoenix, but the difference is that THOSE homes have BARS on the windows and doors -- and if they don't have them, they NEED them.

Well, one more thing. The CHEAPEST homes in Buckeye are cheap for another reason. The smell. We are surrounded by cooped-up, cow-penned, dairy farms here and the stench at times (depending on which way the wind is blowing) can be incredibly over-powering. There are actually REALLY, REALLY nice homes offered cheaply because of that smell. You can have the greatest backyard and swimming pool in the world but if it smells like you are sitting in a huge pile of poo, well then, your fancy pants backyard and home really IS only worth pennies on the dollar.

As evidenced by the posts previous to mine, don't even dream that a realtor might warn you about the bad smelling subdivisions, or even admit those areas exist.

The Sundance homes right off of Yuma Road are fairly safe from the smell... but south of Yuma and north of actual down-town Buckeye, the stench gets horrible at times.

Oh...and don't forget the high property taxes. Buckeye is financing infrastructure on the backs of homeowners in the newer subdivisions via levys that have huge early payoff penalties. Also factor in the new huge rate hikes on water -- Buckeye has highest water prices in all of the Phoenix area.

So I guess the upshot is - money vs. livability. Pick a non-smelly area of Buckeye and you can get GREAT livabilty and safety, but you will pay more money for it.
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